Threats to biz reporter cease after CEO arrested
Kaja Whitehouse, a business reporter at the New York Post, writes Tuesday about how the nasty e-mails and threats she and her family had been receiving from fans of SpongeTech Delivery Systems suddenly disappeared after its CEO was arrested and charged with criminal charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and obstruction of justice.
Whitehouse writes, “For seven months I have been reporting on SpongeTech’s curious revenue numbers, mystery customers and troublesome money woes. And for seven months, an anonymous band of company supporters have worked tirelessly to harass, intimate and discredit me.
“In February, for example, I opened my e-mail to a message board posting urging SpongeTech supporters to go to Amazon.com and slam a book I published in 2006 as revenge for a series of critical stories I was writing about the company.
“‘BASH KAJA’S BOOK LIKE SHE BASHERS (sic) OUR STOCK!!!!!!!!!,’ a post by a person who goes by the handle, ‘Mingy,’ wrote.
“Someone responded, ‘that’s really funny..hope that b**** get’s 100’s or 1000’s of 1 stars!!’
“The campaign against me got more personal. Last month, my friends and colleagues were slammed by alarming e-mails warning them that I’m involved in a ‘criminal enterprise’ to destroy SpongeTech.”
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